Makis Apartments

The self-catering Makis Apartments come with a great pool and a spacious sun terrace. Plus, the entire complex is run by an incredibly welcoming family who will do everything possible to make your stay feel extra special.

The setting here is really beautiful. All of the studios are set within manicured gardens that are dotted with palm trees. These surround the pool that’s flanked by a sun terrace and a pool bar that serves an all-day menu of snacks and drinks. You can either eat outdoors or in the shade depending on your mood. It’s also open until midnight if you fancy a nightcap.

Overview of Skala

Skala is the largest resort in Kefalonia and is home to one of the biggest beaches on the island. A favourite with Brits looking for holidays to Kefalonia, Skala is laidback and unspoilt.

Skala’s retained all of its local charm, so you can enjoy traditionally Greek spots. The village is incredibly pretty and, thanks to its tourism focus, it’s modern. There are hidden coves across the resort that offer secluded sunbathing spots and rolling countryside where you can get out and explore.

Although it’s small, the high street is packed with everything you need for a self-catering holiday at the Makis Apartments, while the outskirts of the village contains plenty of ruins that will suit anyone looking for culture.

Things to do in Skala

The Makis Apartments are located in a quiet corner of Skala. But, although the general atmosphere is resting and relaxing, you’re only a five-minute walk away from the village’s shops and tavernas where you can enjoy a drink in the sunshine or an evening meal. The family-run Greek restaurants specialise in local produce and Mediterranean cuisine.

If you fancy a relaxing day at the beach, then there’s a Blue Flag-winning shingle beach only a 10-minute stroll away. It’s a snug sanctuary overlooking the vast blue sea. You won’t find water sports here, but there are plenty of spots where you can keep kids entertained.

Home to natural beaches, fresh local food and pretty countryside, Skala’s a relaxing resort. After a stay here, you’ll feel relaxed and recharged.

Resort Summary

Skala is an Ionian Island known for idyllic natural beaches, fresh local food and pretty countryside villages. Offering a Blue Flag beach complete with isolated coves along the coast and pine forest views behind, Skala is the perfect place for snap-happy travellers on cheap holidays to Kefalonia. With year-round sunshine, you can escape the crowds out of season too – a time when holidaymakers come to enjoy hiking and relaxed coastal walks.

Shops and restaurants are centred on the high street, with many serving locally-reared meat, freshly-caught seafood, home-grown veg and island wine and cheese. The village reveals interesting ruins of a Roman Villa dating back from the 3rd century BC as well as making a good base to explore the rest of the island. The nearby port of Poros has ferries to the mainland, or you could travel to Kefalonia’s capital, Argostoli.